Nov. 7, 1973: A navy parade on Red Square held in celebration of the 56th anniversary of Russia’s 1917 socialist revolution.
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Nearly half of all U.S. millennials consider the best secure area of all of them can be dwelling underneath a socialist regime.
That’s in keeping with a brand new examine from badysis agency YouGov and Washington, D.C.-based Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, which surveyed over 2,000 folks concerning their views on socialism and the communist political system. The greatest takeaway from the examine was that one out of each two millennials surveyed mentioned they’d quite dwell in a socialist or communist nation over a capitalist democracy just like the U.S.
“Millennials now make up the largest generation in America, and we’re seeing some deeply worrisome trends,” Marion Smith, executive director of the foundation said in a statement to Fox News. “Millennials are increasingly turning away from capitalism and toward socialism and even communism as a viable alternative.”
Nearly 45 % of millennials polled mentioned that they would like to dwell in a socialist nation in comparison with the 42 % who mentioned they most popular a capitalist one. Another 7 % mentioned that the popular dwelling in a communist nation above all. The findings present that the share of millennials preferring socialism over capitalism if a full 10 factors larger than that of the final inhabitants.
Venezuela, which has a socialist authorities, has been on the breaking point for the previous 12 months. People typically stuggle to seek out meals and different staple items as seen on this photograph taken at a Cracas grocery store in July 2017.
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By comparability, over half of child boomers polled favor capitalism, in comparison with 26 % who badist a socialist system.
The report additionally discovered that one in 5 Americans of their 20s take into account former Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin a hero, regardless of his genocide of Ukrainians and Orthodox clergymen. Over 1 / 4 of millennials polled additionally thought the identical for Vladimir Lenin and Kim Jong Un.
One of essentially the most troubling findings of the report is that over 40 % of Americans consider that there needs to be restrictions positioned on the First Amendment and free speech to make sure that something being mentioned shouldn’t be “offensive.”
The survey additionally uncovered primary working data of communism amongst all Americans is missing.
Seven out of 10 Americans have no idea the definition of communism as it’s most frequently confused with socialism. The similar quantity additionally underestimates the quantity of people that have been killed by communist regimes.
“This troubling flip highlights widespread historic illiteracy in American society concerning socialism and the systemic failure of our schooling system to show college students in regards to the genocide, destruction, and distress attributable to communism for the reason that Bolshevik Revolution 100 years in the past,” Smith mentioned.
Perry Chiaramonte is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @perrych